NEW YORK — Nick Kyrgios says his runner-up finish at Wimbledon and some good hard-court performances in recent weeks will make him feel more confident going into the U.S. Open and playing better than ever. spoke at once.
Next, in a never-before-seen mystery, No. 23 seed Kyrgios said he can’t wait for his stay in the Flushing Meadows bracket to end. Doubles his partner Tanasi his Kokkinakis so he can go home to the other side of the world.
Asked what he learned from his run at the All England Club in July, Kyrgios said: I know I can do it, I can do things the right way, every practice session, every recovery session the right way. If I had, I probably wouldn’t have made it to the US Open. “
“I just want the U.S. Open to be over so I can go home,” Kyrgios said of the difficulty of playing a Grand Slam so far from home.
According to The Guardian, Kyrgios said, “It’s cruel not being able to be in your own bed and being like your own family for so long and having to deal with it all.” Training, competitions, pressure, especially with my spectrum it’s not normal.So it’s tough.It’s really hard so definitely very exhausting.I don’t even have time to have fun right after Wimbledon.
“…everyone can go home on tour. They can take a cheeky little plane to reset and go home. There is no other type of tennis player.” [who] I really understand [homesickness] Except Australians. “
His first-round matchup will be the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, alongside 2021 men’s champion Daniil Medvedev (vs Stefan Kozlov) and 2022 French Open finalist Coco Gauff (vs Leoria Janjan). will be the highlight of the first day of During the afternoon session at Ash.
The rest of Monday’s schedule will be overshadowed by the night’s previous match of Kyrgios vs. Kokkinakis, where 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams will face Danka Kovinic in the final singles match of her career. Kyrgios understandably knows how important it is, but he doesn’t expect to see it because he’s ready to play.
“Obviously, it’s a very special moment for her. She’s probably the greatest ever,” he said. I don’t think it is possible.
His career is pretty unique in itself.
Not the same kind of amazing results, but just in case. But his on-court demeanor is far from par, from shooting between his legs to clashing with opponents, the referee and fans.
As usual at Wimbledon, where he reached the quarterfinals for the first time in a major before losing to Novak Djokovic in a four-set final, there were plenty of big serves and forehands.
He was also fined $10,000 for spitting at the crowd for insulting Stefanos Tsitsipas during and after the game. Yes,” and accused him of being “constantly bullied.”) He followed the lady in the stands back and forth who said Kyrgios was drunk (and recently sued him for saying so). And during that two-week period, information emerged from Australia about a pending lawsuit involving assault charges against his ex-girlfriend.
Djokovic said he managed to capture multiple sides of Kyrgios at his pre-match press conference on Center Court last month, saying, “Mentally, he looks better than he was before.” “He’s been successful on the big stage,” he noted, “He’s got so much talent,” and added, “We’ve seen him grow mentally and emotionally over the years.” I know what was going on. A lot of things happened on and off the court, and it distracted him and he didn’t get this consistency.”
This last word is not one that is often associated with 27-year-old Kyrgios. suitable lately.
After Wimbledon, as the tour shifted to North American hardcourts for Flushing Meadows, Kyrgios won the doubles title in Atlanta with Kokkinakis (who became the doubles champion at the Australian Open in January), becoming the first man ever to do so. became a player. He won the singles and doubles titles in Washington that same year, defeated Medvedev en route to the quarterfinals in Montreal, before losing in the second round to top American Taylor Fritz in Cincinnati.
“I was mentally and physically exhausted. Mentally, I wanted to get out there and give another good performance, but my body barely allowed it. Shiba.” It was like trying to run a mower four or five times…it just didn’t go,” Kyrgios said. “A lot has happened at home. My brother had a baby. My mother is sick. It’s hard being away. It definitely weighs on me every day. I have a long way to go. I just want to go home’, sort of. But I know this is an important event here, so I have to put them aside. “
Some players never admit to watching a draw to find out what happens in the future in a tournament. Kyrgios is not one of them.
He and Kokkinakis are positioned in the “big section” of the bracket, he believes.
Still, Kyrgios said, “Whether I win or lose, it will be the same for me….It’s a win-win for me. If I win, I get more money and another great result. Even if I lose, I get… go home.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article